Recipes and Cooking Ideas for Homemakers and Amateur Cooks

It’s been awhile…

Posted on November 9, 2013
Filed Under Tidbits

Wow, my backspace key is smoking. It’s like I don’t know how to write anymore. It all sounds weird, so I keep starting over. So, I’m just going to write, even if it sounds rusty. I missed this site. And my mom and my sister Jan say they’re tired of looking at the kid lunches now. Time to dust it off and start posting again.

My afternoon was spent cooking yesterday. And thinking. And not thinking about taking pictures of what I was cooking! I need to get into the habit again! What I was thinking about is how working in the kitchen is what I want to do with my life in the future. I think I could probably find people who’d take a meal or birthday cake or bucket of cookies now and then. ???? Problem is, the ladies who are the age that I picture being when that happens in the future are still so crazy busy. They’re not exactly sitting around knitting. If that’s me at that age, I guess I’ll just have to hire a maid.

I was going thro’ some pictures a bit ago to find a recipe to feature or at least pictures of some sort. What I found was miscellaneous pictures.

First, we have an unidentified cheesecake. I have no idea where this recipe comes from, which is sad because it looks so sinfully good. It’s layered and swirled and chocolate chippy. And it’s in my kitchen and I vaguely remember making it. Oh, if I’d only know where I got the recipe! Any ideas?


Here is a slice so you can see the layers.


Next, is another mysterious recipeless dish. This might be a bit easier to identify, so let me know if you know what it is!


Here is a progress picture. The light layers are crackers. The other layers look carmelly and then chocolate on top. Mmmmm!!! You can bet I’ll make these again if I figure out what recipe it is!


Here is just a way to change up peanut butter pie. Like, for example, if you don’t like to make pie crusts. The directions are very complicated, so pay attention: crumbs, pudding, crumbs, pudding, crumbs, pudding, crumbs.


I’m not saying the OSU fans in this Kroger grocery store are crazy about their football team or anything, they’re just selling pop.


This next picture says more than just cookie baking going on.
One thing it says is that we moved to a different house. My kitchen quadrupled in size. So did the cupboard space and the countertop space. I’m fine with that. :)
Another thing it says is that there is someone in the picture who hasn’t been in my blog before. That is Bonnie. Bonnie and Tommy are special and live in an attached apartment here. They are a part of our life. It hadn’t really crossed our minds before that someday we’d become houseparents to mentally handicapped adults, but an opportunity came up and here we are. They are pretty independent and like to do a lot of things for themselves like cleaning and simple cooking and laundry. Then, they do other things on the farm like chores (raising calves, chickens, rabbits), cleaning a rental cabin, and mowing. Their mode of transportation is a golf cart and do they ever put on the miles in the summer! :) Transportation around the farm, that is. Their mode of transportation off the farm is us. They also work a couple afternoons a week at a local thrift store. They love it… it helps them feel useful and needed.


Fall is in the air. I love this time of year.
And I leave you with a reminder to always add lots of whipped cream to your hot chocolate…



10 Responses to “It’s been awhile…”

  1. Lisl on November 9th, 2013 9:08 pm

    Oh goody! She’s back!

  2. Lisa on November 10th, 2013 9:23 am

    Welcome back! I missed seeing your posts. I think I have that recipe for the cracker/ cookie if you’d like it?

  3. Kay on November 10th, 2013 1:46 pm

    Yes, I would Lisa! Could you post it here? Or if it’s on your blog, just post the link here? Thanks!

  4. Lisa on November 11th, 2013 7:04 pm
  5. Arla on November 12th, 2013 9:28 am

    And she’s back! Yaaaaayyyyyy!

  6. Kay on November 14th, 2013 12:12 am

    Thanks, Lisa, for the link! That looks close, except for the peanut butter chips, but hey, you can’t go wrong with throwing those in. :) Must. try. soon.

    And thanks for the welcome backs, Lisl, Arla, and Lisa.

  7. Mom on November 14th, 2013 12:57 am

    Ah yes! This feels good again – so that’s what I was missing in my life?! I’ll be back to keep tabs on you…

  8. Jan on November 14th, 2013 11:03 am

    Glad to see my nagging – I mean persistent encouragement – paid off!

  9. Liz on November 17th, 2013 8:46 pm

    Oh, I thought of lots of different things while reading. Let’s see how many I remember. :) first, I love reading your blog again. It looks like Lexi has that whole whipped cream down. If she ever forgets she could always hang out with grandpa m and I’m sure he would be willing to teach her. That one recipe with club crackers looks similar to one I pinned that was homemade kit kat bars. That cheesecake looks really really good! Looking forward to lots more of good reads.

  10. Shannon on February 14th, 2014 10:05 pm

    Ohh lalal. If you just cooked up all this food, I’d come sit in your kitchen and eat it for you! Find those recipes. :)